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as many around the world praise the late-prince philip we are learning details on how his funeral will be scaled back because of the pandemic. we're live, in windsor, with the latest. so, here, in the united states, more signs of hope, in the battle against covid-19. on saturday, the centers of disease control and prevention reported a new record. about 4.6 million vaccine doses, administered, in one day, alone, across the united states. and a cnn analysis shows the nation's vaccination pace is, now, nearly-five times faster than the global average. with more than one-in-four american adults now, fully, inoculated. but experts warn, the u.s. should not let down its guard.
nationally, case numbers and hospitalizations rose, last week, compared with the previous, seven-day period. and michigan's alarming spike in cases has governor gretchen whitmer pleading for more vaccines to be rushed there, immediately. on saturday, alone, the state reported nearly-7,000 new cases. just, in the state of michigan. and as hospitalizations increase, some health providers in michigan are delaying nonemergency procedures on a case-by-case basis. hospital officials call it a last resort. cnn's evan mcmorris-santoro has more on america's fight against the virus. >> the second we let our guard down, it comes roaring back. >> reporter: as covid-19 cases soar to alarming levels in michigan, a warning. >> we are on track to potentially see a surge in cases that's even greater than we -- the one we saw in the fall. >> reporter: the state's positivity rate is up to 18%. and hospitalizations are climbing. governor gretchen whitmer is asking high schools to go
remote, youth sports to pause, and encouraging citizens to skip indoor dining, for the next two weeks. >> to be very clear, these are not orders, mandates, or requirements. a year in, we all know what works, and this has to be a team effort. we have to do this, together. >> reporter: vaccinations in the state continue. but not fast enough. the governor is pleading for more vaccines from the federal government. as a disruption in the supply of johnson & johnson vaccines continues to take a toll across the u.s. >> we really should be surging vaccines to states that are experiencing serious outbreaks. >> reporter: the coordinator of the white house coronavirus response says the federal government will offer states with outbreaks additional testing and personnel. but as of now, will not increase the number of vaccines. >> the virus is unpredictable. we don't know where the -- the next increase in cases could occur. we're not even halfway through our vaccination program. so now, is not the time to
change course on vaccine allocation. >> reporter: this, as the cdc is aware of four states that have reported some-adverse reactions to the johnson & johnson vaccine. several states even halting distribution of that vaccine. the cdc is not recommending health departments stop administering johnson & johnson shots at this time. and at least one county in north carolina plans on resuming doses, as soon as monday. >> right now, the benefits certainly outweigh the risks but more information, hopefully, will come out to the general public. >> reporter: and what could be promising news. drugmaker pfizer asking the fda for emergency-use authorization of its covid-19 vaccine to expand to children ages 12 to 15 in the u.s. currently, it is a approved for those 16 and up, only. >> we need to get the benefit of the vaccine but also, it will help us reach herd immunity a lot faster. >> reporter: and vaccine requirements are becoming part of the new normal. analysis by cnn finds 16 colleges and universities, and counting, the latest, duke university, will require
students to show proof of full vaccination, before returning to oncampus classes, this fall. evan mcmorris-santoro, cnn new york. >> so that is the situation, here, in the united states. here, in europe, though, where the coronavirus picture is, in fact, mixed. let's take a look at where things are compared with the previous week. seven countries are holding steady, as you see there, or showing declining-new cases. while, some are seeing a surge in new infections. one of those countries seeing increases is germany. where health experts say they have now reached the peak of icu-bed occupancy. now, the uptick in patients is, also, putting a strain on health-care workers and leading to staffing shortages. new covid infections have spiked in germany, this month. earlier today, german officials reported more-than-17,000 new cases in a 24-hour period. and to france, now, where more than 100 people are facing fines for defying covid restrictions at a paris restaurant.
prosecutors are investigating, after police broke up the secret party, on friday. the news comes, right after france began a new lockdown. and similar events were, already, driving controversy. jim bitterman joins me, now, from outside paris. and, jim, you know, it's clear, right? pandemic fatigue is as much of a threat to public health as those new variants. you know, are authorities saying what their next steps will be, given that spike in hospitalizations there? >> well, that's -- that's a good question. because, in fact -- they are -- they are -- one of the things they're going to do is accelerate the vaccination program. but this, sort of, public awareness has got to continue to be something that i's emphasize here because the -- the government wants everybody to know that these restrictions are serious. that they are taking this very seriously. and that the -- the people should take this very seriously, as well. they've got police out, this weekend. it's the first weekend of the school vacation. so make sure that people are
obeying the restrictions in terms of geographic movement. that thing about the restaurant in paris, that's just one of a number of busts that have taken place over the weekend. our colleagues at bfm television were taken along in a different part of paris where they, also, busted a restaurant and handed out fines to people. so, it's the kind of thing that is going on, not only in paris but, all across the country. and the covid fatigue is definitely there. so, the vaccination campaign. they are going to -- the -- the government's going to accelerate things starting tomorrow. basically, from tomorrow onward, people over the age of 55, no matter what their underlying-health condition, no matter what their occupation, will be able to get a first shot of a vaccine. and the government's also going to delay the second shot of the mrna vaccines that require two shots. they are going to delay them, from four weeks, to six weeks. the idea there being they will be able to get out more-first shots because they really want to step up and accelerate this
vaccine program. and, of course, they want to accelerate vaccine awareness. and they've done that with a publicity campaign, that includes something that president macron put up on his instagram site. this video. have a look at this. ♪ so there, you can see, paula, kind of a hipper approach to emphasizing that people should get their vaccinations. paula. >> i'm not sure, at this point in time, that kind of a campaign's going to do it. i'm really interested in the epidemiology of this, though. you know, this point about delaying the doses was done, in britain. the eu, now, likely, following suit. is there a sense that the eu, the bloc, the way it's all structured, has just not been, really, structured the way it needs to be, in order to fight this pandemic? >> well, there is that sense. and not only that. there is a lot of criticism, in
particular someone like president macron is a great believer in eu solidarity but he is taking a lot of political hits here. because people are saying he should follow the france-first policy, in terms of vaccinations. because the eu has fumbled so badly at distributing the vaccines across the continent. so, it is something that is looked at. and i think they're -- they're approaching it in a different way right now. i think france is taking on this idea that they can take a path it that's different and apart from what the european governments are taking. paula. >> jim, appreciate that update there from just outside paris. thank you. peter is a global and infectious disease expert at oxford. he joins me now. more than a year, we are still continually talking about this. just going from the number from really around the world has been startling. and then, we move to this anemic rollout of the vaccines. in the eu, eu-member states are
bickering. europe, really, does need the issue of at least the astrazeneca vaccine and its safety to be settled, if it's going to be ramp up this rollout. why isn't that issue settled, yet? >> well, there everhave been soy different issues with that -- with that particular vaccine relating to the delayed rollout, some political bickering, and, of course, some of the safety concerns, which we have seen now, you know, are somewhat validated. as we have seen an increasingly strong connection between this vaccine and very, very rare clotting events. and it's just been -- it's been difficult because these one in 100,000, one in 200,000 events are not going to be picked up in clinical trials. but the cumulative results of these issues over months has been a lost. and to an extent, vaccines in general. and so, overcoming that mistrust is going to be a hurdle. the good news for europe is as they look out to the next three months, they are expecting hundreds of millions of doses of a number of different vaccines. in fact, particularly, the
pfizer vaccine. and so, the -- you know, the supply shortages that really plagued their rollout in the -- in the last couple months, you know, should go away. and so, i think we're already -- we're already seeing a real increase in the -- in the vaccination rates in countries, like germany, which is really approaching u.s. rates on a population-adjusted basis. and i do expect things to pick up but there is a long way to go. >> yeah but you do need not just all hands on deck, all vaccines on deck, right? and what are the hurdles, at this point, to a actually achieving herd immunity by summer? even though the eu-vaccine chief said that he is the goal. you know, think about it today. in the united states, 4.6 million in a 24-hour period. how is europe going to get there? because you know it needs to. >> that's right. and you know, a lot of the infrastructure has been built a month ago we were actually sitting -- seeing millions of doses of the oxford-astrazeneca vaccine on the shelves, unused, in -- in europe. now, we are actually seeing those rates start to pick up. i want to come back to that idea
of herd immunity, though, that you -- that you -- eu, excuse me, does have a target of 70% vaccination by the end of summer. you know, we seem to hold out this herd-immunity concept as like there is a magic number, at which all of this is going to go away and that's really a misunderstanding of how herd immunity works. it depends, a lot, on what the baseline level of infection is. it depends on other factors, like variants. so it could be anywhere, from 70% to 90%. and in a place where the virus is raging, it's going to be a lot higher than a place where transmission is under control. and so, i think we need to -- we need to be careful about that. we, also, need to be thinking about how hard it is going to be to get there. at a certain point, we are going to hit a wall where most the people who want to get vaccinated, have been vaccinated. and we have to convince the rest. then, there is the whole issue of the 20 to 25% of our populations that are children and until they get vaccinated, i don't see us realistically achieving so-called herd immunity. >> yeah, and obviously, good news that at least one vaccine,
perhaps the pfizer, may be given to younger -- younger children. i guess, the problem is we're not even giving these vaccines to the majority of people in the world. this really is an equity -- equity problem. do you see a situation, though, where, if we start to get further down the road of immunization. especially, in a place like europe. that, this can accelerate, then, vaccinations, right around the world? and what do you think the timeframe is for that? >> well, i hope so. what's clear, you know, from the u.s., from the uk, and from europe, is that there has been a lot of hoarding of vaccines, as these countries and regions try to bring their own outbreaks under control. that, there is a massive uptick in supply but the -- the approach is going to be, look. we are going to take care of ourselves, first. and then, the rest of the world can have our leftovers. the one exception to that is the covax facility, which is starting to produce, at scale. there is still a real-supply shortage. things are improving as we get through the summer and the global north starts to bring
their outbreaks under control. we should see that start to shift. but if you look at projections right now, for example, in sub-saharan africa, we are not really expecting an adequate number of doses to reach that region until, perhaps, 2023. and that's a real tragedy and, obviously, a risk to all of us. >> wow. 2023. just think of that. peter at the university of okay afford ford. appreciate it. >> coming up. new details about funeral arrangement force prince philip. plus, some african countries are paying their own, special tributes to the late duke as they remember britain's long-standing ties to the nations and, of course, its colonial past. >> so, i feel, to the world and to -- from colonial britain. they have really given us a big blow towards that. >> to me, i didn't think it would mean that much, to me. but to the monarchy, it's a big step considering he was a
so, seems to be no end, right now, to the tributes worldwide for prince philip who died peacefully on friday at the age of 99. now, images of the duke of edinburgh lit up london's circus as well as b.t. tower. elsewhere, there were 41-gun salutes in his honor. rounds were also fired at the tower of london, edinburgh castle, and from ships at sea. prince charles says his father would have been touched by the reaction to his death. >> my dear papa was -- was a very special person who, i think, everyone else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that are being said about him. and from that point of view, we are, my family, deeply grateful
for all that. it will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. >> now, the ceremonial royal funeral service for queen elizabeth's husband will take place on saturday, april the 17th. it will, of course, though, be low key, in line with his wishes and covid guidelines. which allow for, at most, 30 people to attend. prince harry will fly over, from california. although, his wife meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, is staying home in los angeles, on her doctor's advice. and we just learned, a short time ago, that the archbishop of canterbury will lead a service at the canterbury cathedral that is expected to start about an hour from now and we go straight to cnn's isa soares who is standing by for us, live, from windsor. isa, we do have some details about the funeral. but what about the public's involvement? it's been clear after what you have been showing us the last couple days, people do want to
show their gratitude to prince philip. >> very much and that continues. good morning, paula. that continues today. i have seen many people, already, with bouquets of flowers trying to come here to pay their respects. some, coming empty handed just sitting here by windsor castle to pay their respects in silence. so i think some will be somewhat saddened if not disappointed there won't be a public procession. there won't be public involvement. and we have prince charles in that short clip we just played. he also said that he was saddened, the royal family was saddened that the public cannot be involved in his father's funeral. but i -- i, very much, believe that, on that day, paula, on the 17th of april, i suspect people will still come out here to windsor castle. if only, just to stop, stay in silence, stare at windsor castle. in particular, that moment of silence, when -- when the duke's coffin arrives at st. george's chapel when you have that moment of silence. i think, that's the moment that you will probably see large
swaths of people here to come and pay their respects. paula. >> yeah. that's quite insight there because it will be, both, spontaneous but it also has to be safe. the issue of harry coming to the funeral. is it a royal reckoning? or reconciliation? a lot of anticipation about this. >> well, could really go both ways, can it not, paula? look, it's one thing, for sure. it's a bit like the weather. it's definitely going to be frosty. all eyes are going to be on prince harry. on prince william. and also, prince charles because it's the first time, remember, that prince harry will be seen next to his brother and his fa father, since that bombshell interview with oprah. where he said, if you will he remember, that his brother was trapped in this monarchy. and he clearly pointed out that the relationship with his father wasn't as strong as it used to be. so i think all the cameras will be on their body language and to see whether they have reconciled. this is opportunity for them,
like you say, to reconcile, for them to come together, put aside their differences and heal those wounds. the question will be as they walk shoulder to shoulder behind their grandfather's coffin, a man they admired and looked up to, and who they were very close to. it's just whether that union and that bond will be close or whether it will all put on a show for the cameras. but many people, wanting the two brothers to reconcile after what was been a, clearly, very traumatic and painful time for both of them. paula. >> yeah. and a very traumatic time for the country, as well, given everything everyone's gone there as well. isa soares in windsor. thanks so much. now, african countries have been paying their special respects to the prince. especially, those that are part of the commonwealth of nations. now, 54 states worldwide, take a look there, make up the political association. and queen elizabeth ii is its head. our eleni giokos explains why
africa became so meaningful for the monarch and her husband. >> reporter: it was on a trip to kenya that the lives of then-princess elizabeth and her husband philip would be forever changed. >> they went up the tree, as a couple. and one came down as a queen, who was a princess. and that was, none other, the current queen. >> reporter: in 1952, while staying at tree tops hotel, elizabeth became queen after her father, king george, died in his sleep after a bout with lung cancer back in england. philip was the one who broke the news to her, which would alter his path, as well. he gave up his much-loved career in the navy, and embarked on a life as the queen's consort. in this role, he would become a familiar face to the commonwealth countries of africa. which were, once, under british rule. he met some of the continent's most famous leaders. sometimes, accompanied by the queen. other times, representing the
crown on trips, on his own. >> prince philip, queen elizabeth, has been -- has died aged 99. >> tributes have continued to pour after the duke of edinburgh, prince philip, died. >> his legacy in africa, for some, is summed up by his passion for environmental conservation. the duke was once president of the world-wildlife fund though he loved to hunt and fish. the president of cameroon tweeted that he would continue to inspire generations who have been marked by his fight for the protection of the environment. but for some, his impact across africa can't be separated from the dark history of british-colonial rule. >> basically, to me, as a ugandan, i don't think it would mean that much to me. but to the monarchy, it is a big step. considering he was a consort to the queen. so i mean, there is for her. >> the legacy of colonialism.
that's what holds it up. that's the only reason we care about that news. >> reporter: and especially, to the queen. saying the man who brought her those difficult tidings decade ago, won't soon be forgotten. >> it is sad, yes, because we have lost a life. but then, looking at the age he was, i guess, it's a celebratory thing. we need to celebrate the presence's life. >> reporter: eleni giokos, cnn, johannesburg. >> now, prince philip was, of course, deeply passionate about sport, as well. and tributes have been taking place at matches gand venues right across britain. a moment of silence was observed before rugby union games and premiere league matches over the weekend. the grand national has, also, paid tribute to the duke, who, himself, had been a world-champion equestrian and horse lover. canada is in its third-coronavirus wave. and it's turning into a nightmare.
welcome back to our viewers in the united states, and around the world. i'm paula newton and this is cnn "newsroom." canada is on its third-coronavirus wave. and as you can see there, it is projected to be the worst one, yet. now, new-daily infections hit a pandemic record, this week. with canada's top doctor saying
variants of concern have quadrupled in the last two weeks, alone. officials say hospitalizations are spiking, and critical-care admissions, right across the country, are up more-than 20% in the last week. now, they are, also, warning that there's a surge of young people being admitted to hospitals with covid. also, important here to note, canada broke a record this week for vaccine doses administered. but officials worry, it will not, at this point, slow down the increase in cases. an emergency room physician at river hospital and she joins me now from toronto. she is also the physician lead for the hospital's covid response. and, doctor, toronto has really been in a tough situation. you know, a lockdown. some form of it. since the end of november. and still, still, it has become record breaking, really, what's going on. how would you describe the situation going on in the hospitals that you work in right now? how does it compare to the first and second waves?
>> so, this is -- this is nothing like the first and second waves, which is hard to even think about or say. but this is, by far, the worst it has been for us. and it's unfortunate, because i think we sort of saw that the writing was on the wall. and we didn't have the right, sort of, steps in place for us to not be here. and now, we're at a point where we are, sort of, using all kinds of levers that we haven't had to use, before. to be able to create capacity in our system, where we don't have it. >> and what are those levers? i mean, are they some things that are kind of shocking to you, as a health professional? >> yes, so there's things we have never done before. so, what we did do and we have two when this began is move patients around. and so, that's transferring patients to hospitals that don't have as much covid activity or have capacity to sort of load balance or load share and to support those that are overrun. but in addition to that, now, what's new this week is that we have actually, at least in the province of ontario, what we have now is a new health-care
resource redeployment act. so this is where we are leveraging nurses from home and community care and maybe other parts of the province. to then, move into parts of the province that are hard hit, primarily in the greater-tonrono area. and so, that is new and provides us a little more support. and in addition to that, what we have now for the first time ever is the ability to bypass consent. so, one of the challenges we had is, in the transfer of patients, if the patient doesn't consent to that. then, it becomes a bit more challenging. and now, we have that option or that -- you know, that sort of lever available to us where, if there is no ability to care for a patient within the hospital in the city. we can actually send that patient to a hospital where they will get better care because there's capacity. >> yeah. and to be clear, these are unprecedented decisions, right? not decisions you have ever had to make on behalf of a patient. >> no, absolutely. these are unprecedented. and this is not a decision that was made lightly. like, you can imagine the number
of conversations that took place, at the various levels, within healthcare and within the government to make decisions like this. so absolutely, unprecedented. >> are you seeing younger, sicker patients? and anecdotally, do you believe this is, for sure, linked to the variants? >> yes. so, in ontario, we are at a position now where we have over 80% of our cases that are positive are actually a variant of concern, that's b.1.1.7. and so, those are -- that's the uk variant. we are also seeing an increase nork now in the brazil and uk variants. we also know, in western canada, there's been a spike in the brazilian variant, per se. but in addition to that, it is also driving the acuity. and we are seeing that, now, in younger patients. so we are having increased number of outbreaks. especially, in congregate-work settings. and that is leading to a huge increase in those that are being admitted to the hospital in the age 35-to-50 cohort. >> 35?
>> 35 to 50. and so, i can tell you that, you know, the hospitals in the greater-toronto area, like in hard-hit spots, my hospital being one of those. has people in their 20s. has people in their 30s, in their 40s, and their 50s in an icu bed with covid. >> just startling, really. because this wasn't what happened from -- from -- in the si first and second wave. from a global perspective, what do you want people around the world to know? because, look, early on, canada's response wasn't perfect. some have the impression that things have gone better, in canada. and yet, now, here you are. some people have characterized this, really, as a whole-new pan pandemic. why? >> because i think there is a couple things. the difference is we are seeing in age distribution, for example, and in the workplace outbreaks, primarily, are because of the variant. and so, that is certainly something to watch because, here we are, experiencing it. and part of the reason we are where we are is because of a very challenged vaccine rollout. and so, that has to be part of
the conversation here. so, when people are looking at what's happening in canada, and asking why? yes, the variants are absolutely driving this major surge that we are in right now. but our situation, in terms of vaccine supply and distribution have, also, played a huge role in where we are right now. >> and we are going to have to leave it there. doctor, thank you, so much. really appreciate it. >> my pleasure. now, brazil is being ravaged by covid-19 with the second-highest death toll in the world, behind the united states. and experts, partially, blame the variant first discovered there for a rise in cases in some of its neighboring, south american countries. >> more than 100 days since coronavirus vaccinations began in south america, a deadly-covid resurgence is striking the region. as a state, we have failed, said the peruvian president, friday. apologizing to all who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.
peru is among the countries suffering a second wave of infections, as hospitals struggle to keep up. the past week saw more dying, each day, than any other time this year. brazil, paraguay, and uruguay, also, seeing fatalities rise to record levels. in brazil, more than 4,000, losing their life in 24 hours. as the country's outbreak spirals out of control. during his weekly-streaming address, president jair bolsonaro said, the situation was very complicated. despite surging deaths, the right-wing leader continues railing against local governments, to try to impose lockdowns or covid restrictions. he's, also, deflected criticism for a sputtering-vaccine rollout. while little over 10% of the population has received their first dose. it was in brazil where a coronavirus variant was first discovered, which experts now partially blame for the region's covid resurgence.
several countries have restricted flights and closed their borders with brazil as they renew efforts to fight rising cases, at home. like, neighboring colombia. it's curbed movement to and from brazil, and extended its coronavirus measures, across the nation. in argentina, a nighttime curfew began this weekend, until april 30th. it was announced by the president, from his official residence, where he is self-isolating while he, himself, is infected. other countries, like chile, are also reimposing measures, as previous hopes of an easing pandemic dissolve. still, despite a grim outlook right across the region, those who look can find small victories. hospital staff in northern colombia cheered this 104-year-old woman, who recovered from coronavirus, for the second time. she was discharged after a 21-day stay.
one of the lucky to survive. her miraculous story, a rare moment of hope. as south america continues a grueling battle with covid-19. now, one of the most heartbreaking things about the coronavirus pandemic is people suffering and dying, alone, in hospitals. without their loved ones nearby. it's been going on for so long, now. but here is something. a brazilian nurse came up with to offer comfort. and also, help measure patients' oxygen levels. you see it there. she filled two medical gloves with warm water. and shaped them as hands, as if they were holding the hand, really. now, it mimics the human touch and warms patients' hands, all at the same time. the journalist who tweeted the picture called it the hand of god. and, of course, i would say it's been put there by angels. so many health-care workers doing their best, still. the latest reports from myanmar reveal a weekend of deadly violence. people are fleeing police raids and security forces using heavy weaponry.
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a witness on the ground in myanmar tells cnn people are fleeing the town of bago. that's where a monitoring group says security forces killed at least 82 people, on friday. now, these images, as you see in there, show armed officers, clearly, converging and moving through a residential neighborhood. the military claims it was attacked by protestors. however, the assistance association for political prisoners reports troops used rifles, hand grenades, and even rocket-propelled grenades on people's homes. the group says the military has killed more than 700 people, since the coup in february. but, they estimate the actual-death toll could be much higher. cnn's paula hancocks is following the story for us, from neighboring, thailand. and, paula, thanks for being with us. i know how closely you are following this.
and when you look at the killings by the military, they are allegedly indiscriminate. and described, now, really, as a reign of terror. they are so young, they are not backing down. what is the risk that an armed resistance now, will take hold in the streets? >> well, paula, the vast majority of these protests are, and have always been, from day one, peaceful. this is a civil-disobedience movement, from the protestors, themselves. and certainly, it is not even com -- comparable when you consider what both sides have in order to protect themselves. now, we heard, from the military, accusations that it was actually the protestors in bago. a city, just about-60 kilometers from yangon, that were attacking the military. and simply, unbelievable, at this point. now, you say that, that advocacy group, aapp, described the heavy armory and the heavy machinery and weaponry that the military was using. for example, rocket-propelled
grenades. now, they do accuse the protestors of having handmade guns, handmade grenades, handmade shields. but quite frankly, a handmade shield is not going to do much against a rocket-propelled grenade. so, we are seeing a very significant-death toll in that city, from friday. it's still not a confirmed figure, either. aapp acknowledges that -- that the actual-death toll is likely to be far higher than that more than 80 that they have confirmed, at this point. the military, for its point of view, says they believe that one protestor was killed the entire day. but one eyewitness we did speak to say that many of the people within that city have fled to neighboring villages. and they, also, say that the military's moving, from neighborhood to neighborhood, and looking for protestors. so, this isn't over. it appears, at this point. they also say that they had heard that -- that -- that bodies were piled up at the mortuaries. which is a horrible thought. and -- and we do have other
reports, as well, saying that the military actually took some of those bodies. putting them on the back of military trucks. and taking them away. that is something that we have heard, repeatedly. from the beginning of these protests, when the -- the military, first, started to use significant violence against them. now, on the other hand, as well. you, also, have, on friday, 19 protestors being sentenced to death for, what the military says is, causing the death of two military-affiliated individuals. now, we don't know the exact details of this. this was on military's state-run television. but it's interesting, the fact that there is no repercussions and the -- the -- the military can kill with impunity on the streets of myanmar. but when it comes to, potentially, something the other way around, now, those 19 have now been sentenced to death. >> some of the video we were just seeing there from bago. it really does seem the military is on the streets, in full force, with heavy weaponry, as you said. paula hancocks for us, in
bangkok. thank you. now, the smell of sulfur, as well as heavy ash are blanketing the island of st. vincent. it is all from that erupting vol c volcano. we'll be right back with an update. science supports these simple facts. there's only one true lysol. lysol. what it takes to protect. a capsule a day visibly fades the dark spots away. new neutrogena® rapid tone repair 20 percent pure vitamin c. a serum so powerful dark spots don't stand a chance. see what i mean? neutrogena®
wow. look at that. look at that. >> look at that, indeed. caught this incredible view of a water spout swirling over the gulf of mexico, near panama city beach, friday, on -- pardon me, florida, on saturday. it wasn't just a rare sight, though. when it turned over land, it caused power blackout, damaged buildings and knocked down trees. sing tweeted, it was, quote, a fierce tornado, glad we are heading back now. meantime, emergency officials in st. vincent say an extremely heavy ash fall and the stench of sulfur are now blanketing the entire-20-mile length of the caribbean island. now, it's coming from a volcano in the north, all the way to the capital, kingstown, in the south. the ash has even reached neighboring islands. now, officials say the volcano erupted at least three times on
friday. and it could keep exploding, for weeks. we want to bring in meteorologist derek van dam on this. derek, you know, you had said this is likely what was going to happen. we are now in what is called an explosive-eruption phase. educate me here. does that mean the strongest eruptions are likely, still, to come? >> well, you know, with he work in television so a visual medium is the best way to show you what is happening. we have got satellite imagery. satellites that are literally focused on this part of the caribbean and i want to show you how active this volcano has been just within the past six hours. this is incredible. i have been studying this all night. it's difficult to get information on the ground, in the middle of the night. let alone, on an island in the caribbean with an active volcano. one thing we have heard is the entire island of st. vincent has lost power because of a recent, explosive volcanic eruption that has occurred. now, lookment just within the past six hours, there have been, literally, three explosive eruptions. you can count them.
one. two. and the third one there, within the past hour or so. so this is an extremely active volcano. we know that. but just the fact that there have been three explosive eruptions just in the past-six hours tells you something. now, this is the site in barbados, the island just to the east of st. vincent in the caribbean. the day sky has been turned to night because of the thick, heavy ash that has lofted into this region. you can see it with that satellite imagery behind me with that shading of, kind of, a brownish-milky haze to it. that is the volcanic ash moving eastward. the northern sections of the island have all been evacuated but there are still remaining people in the southern portions. especially, near the kingstown region. ash fall continues. there is very highly charged ash particles within this column of volcanic ash that is erupting into the upper levels of the atmosphere. we are talking 10-kilometers high. 30,000 feet, roughly. this creates a charge that
discharges lightning so quite a display for anyone around that region. terrifying moments because if there is no power, you have got volcano that is active. you also have lightning that is occurring so quite a dramatic scene. on the ground in kingstown,k see the ash that's covered roadways and the vehicles within this region. here is a look at the volcanic-ash cloud. you will see it in just one moment. it continues and looks as if it will continue for days, if not weeks, to come according to volcanologists and scientists. paula, what a fascinating story. >> it really was and you made it more so by showing those satellite images. thanks a lot. fascinating but also frightening, unfortunately. derek, thanks so much. people have endured plenty of shortages as we know during the pandemic. who could forget the toilet paper? then, there was the bleach. and yes, i know, yeast, as well. okay. now, it's ketchup. tom foreman has more. >> reporter: every day, across the country, restaurants are looking for customers in the midst of covid.
and at the blake street tavern in denver, chris is, also, looking for ketchup. >> you know, my chef came up to me one day and said, chris. i -- i got a problem here i hate to tell you this but we are out of heinz. and i go wait a minute, what are you talking about? >> reporter: the ketchup shortage began with new-health guidelines last year, discouraging traditional dining-room service. and pushing drive-through, delivery, takeout, and curbside pick up. in response, out went the big bottles and in came the cute little packs, perfect for takeout. soon, demand was outpacing supply so badly "the wall street journal" says the seafood chain long john silver's spent an extra half million dollars dealing with the shortage. that is a lot. >> some restaurants we talked to got these five-gallon tubs of ketchup. you know, bulk ketchup. and they filled little souffle cups with them. like, alternate dispensers.
and, again, this takes time and money to do. >> reporter: heinz, which makes more ketchup than anybody else, says this month it will launch a 25% increase in production. totaling 12 billion ketchup packets, a year. end to end, that's almost enough to go to the moon, and back. and that's appropriate, since, yeah, astronauts have ketchup in space. still, with summer kcook-outs, camping trips, and whatever this is coming around. condiment connoisseurs could be squeezed for a while. back, in colorado, where major-league baseball's all-star game is on the way, chris is just hoping he can keep up with the ketchup demand. >> i got a hundred days. >> our tom foreman there for us. salsa, anyone? yeah, i know, you have to have ketchup. that wraps it up for cnn "newsroom."
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